Zack Wheeler wants to remain with the Mets. But, one of his teammates wouldn’t mind a trade.
New York is reportedly hoping to move catcher Devin Mesoraco before the July 31 trade deadline. He told reporters Sunday he’d welcome a trade, but only to a team fighting for playoff spot.
“I would be super excited to go to a team that is in playoff contention. No doubt about it,” Mesoraco told The New York Post. “That’s the goal, to get to the playoffs, and win a lot of games. I’m not tied here through next year or anything like that.”
The 30-year-old catcher made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2011. He spent just over seven seasons in Cincinnati before he was sent to New York in exchange for starter Matt Harvey earlier this season.
Mesoraco has registered a .229/.307/.401 slash line in 50 games with the Mets. He said he appreciated his time in New York.
“I am very grateful to the Mets for taking a chance on me because that’s what they did,” Mesoraco said.
Mesoraco was an All-Star in 2014 when he registered a .273 batting average and hit 25 home runs. He will be a free agent after the season.
The Mets are in last place of the National League East with a 44-59 record.
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